The Spirit of Wales Distillery spices things up in the Rum category with their first award. Introducing the Spirit of Wales Distillery signature release Dragon’s Breath Spiced Welsh Rum Spirit with its first Bronze Medal at the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom, 2 July 2021 – Only a month after launching the Dragon’s Breath speciality Welsh rum spirit to the market, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is off to a good start. Newly awarded an IWSC Bronze Medal, Dragon’s Breath Spiced Welsh Rum is perfect for a Welsh Summer cocktail. The Spirit of Wales distillery has a passion for the Welsh nation. From providing drinks inspired by the fishing, farming, mining, and steel industries to the fruity florals of the area. Each product created by the Newport based distillery in South Wales captures the essence of the Welsh.

Dragon’s Breath is an award-winning speciality Spiced Welsh Rum Spirit. Ignited with light spice from the red dragon (Y Ddraig Goch).  The new rum distilled in Newport and created for the passionate people of Wales. A symbol of the strength of history and culture. The most recognisable symbol associated with Wales on the bottle combined with the words of renowned poet W. H. Davies. The Spirit of Wales Distillery has captured the power and authority of the red dragon of the Welsh nation in their Dragon’s Breath lightly Spiced Rum. The Bronze awarded Spiced Rum provides a hint of fresh citrus and cloves, which combine to form sweet cola aromas. Dragon’s Breath, infused with cinnamon, vanilla, and an underlying sticky caramel to delight the tastebuds.

This year the rum category for the IWSC was the biggest in its history, with 300 rums tasted from over 35 countries. Infused and flavoured rums continue to grow in popularity, with 28% of the entries having additional infusions of fruits and spices. The citrus found in Dragon’s Breath provides a light and fruity first sip, followed by an ignition of clove spice and warm cinnamon that lingers in the background. The Spirit of Wales Distillery has mastered a subtle woody flavour in their Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum Spirit, with the warm feeling of mouth-tingling pepper.

Daniel Dyer, founder of the distillery commented, “Creating an original molasses to glass Spiced Rum spirit, made in Wales at our distillery from scratch, has been one of our aims from the beginning. Creating our Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum has been a wonderful experience and, our customers love it. I am delighted that the IWSC judges loved it too!” He added, “The spiciness of our Dragon’s Breath at 45% ABV holds the taste good with any mixer and is delightful as a sipping rum, too. The feedback from the judges has been phenomenal. We are excited to bring our customers and fans more original Wales inspired Rums over the coming months.” While head distiller, James Gibbons said, “We decided to keep it simple and punchy with our first Dragon’s Breath release, fragrant, warming and a spicy bite on the finish. We’re already working on a couple of variations for later in the year.”

Dragon’s Breath Original Spiced Welsh Rum is available in a 5cl and 50cl bottle and available directly from the Spirit of Wales Distillery in Newport or the online store. The perfect destination to celebrate the Welsh, explore the heritage of Wales and its Celtic origins. Visit the distillery for a guided tour to find out more about the Welsh dragon that ignited the thinking behind Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum. The team at the distillery offer tastings of their award-winning Welsh Gin, Vodka, and Rum from your home or on the premises in South Wales. The Spirit of Wales Distillery is a place to sit back, relax and enjoy a Welsh cocktail or host your next team event.  

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About the Spirit of Wales Distillery

Formed in October 2020, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is a no-nonsense Welsh spirits producer in Newport, South Wales. Proud of its origins and cultural background, inspired by the passionate people of Wales. The Spirit of Wales range consists of limited release distillation Welsh spirits, Steeltown contemporary styled spirits including double awarded Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin. Steeltown Welsh Vodka filtered through Anthracite from Ammanford and Dragon’s Breath award-winning Spiced Welsh Rum. Visit the distillery for a guided tour and tasting experience. Find the perfect pairing with Fever-Tree Mixers and Tonics or delight in the Spirit of Wales chocolate pairings to match each of their premium Welsh Spirits. Celebrate all things Welsh with the Spirit of Wales Distillery.

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